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I’m Eager To Leave Aso Rock – President Buhari



President Muhammadu Buhari has once again expressed his desire to leave power. On several occasions in the past, Buhari had said he was counting down to the May 29 handover date.

While speaking at a farewell meeting with the outgoing United States Ambassador, Mary Beth Leonard, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday, the Nigerian leader said, “I am eager to go,”.

He was responding to a question posed by Leonard, He added that he planned to be “a big landlord” working on his farms and tending his more than 300 animals in Daura, his hometown in Katsina State.

Buhari, who expressed satisfaction with the passion towards democracy exhibited by Nigerians through the choices they made in the just concluded presidential, National Assembly, governorship, and Houses of Assembly elections, said Nigeria’s democracy has truly matured.

He said “People are realising their power. Given the chance of a free and fair vote, nobody can tell them what to do. I am unhappy that some candidates lost in the election. But I am inspired by the fact that voters were able to make their own decision, to decide who won and who lost.”


“With the currency change, there was no money to spread around but even then, I told voters to take the money and vote according to their consciences.”

President Buhari stated that he was satisfied with his role in the election process without meddlesomeness or any form of interference.

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